Intensely bass-thick and chaotic live drums guide us intriguingly into the atmospheric depth and poetic longing of this brand new single from Kings of Carlisle.
From unorthodox and alluring beginnings, through a rising pop-rock and synth soundscape of increasing warmth and optimism, the Waiting On You blends alternative, unpredictable qualities, with the more simple and accessible building blocks of mainstream songwriting. The latter mainly emerges in the easy resolve of that title and hook. Meanwhile, the beat goes on, and the voice continues to pour through with its unique fusion of warped production and raw emotion.
Produced by the renowned Russell Leedy, Waiting On You feels like a timeless classic rebranded for the contemporary scene. There’s an almost dance-ready vibe to proceedings as the song gathers momentum, but always we get some new and unexpected shift – towards retro and fuzzy synths, additional rhythmic layers, or the natural embrace of quiet contemplation.
Interestingly unusual yet smoothly-crafted and catchy at the very same time, with qualities like a swiftly meandering keys solo backing up the slow and drawn-out vocal desire of our protagonist throughout. Well worth a listen.
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